Originally Posted by dstrome
I'm thinking about buying some Aperion speakers based on the reviews I've read and the comments people have left. Seem like they're really great speakers.
My room is about 17' long and 14' wide. Ceilings are 9'. The listening position will be about 15' from the speakers. I have an Onkyo TX-SR705 and have an existing Boston Acoustics XB4. We primarily watch movies and HD TV but sometimes listen to music. I'd say the split is 90/10.
If I'm understanding the comments correctly, given the distance from the speakers and the fact that we watch movies/TV so much, the 6C might be the best option for the center speaker. How will that work with the 5T speakers? Will it overwhelm them? Would the 6T speakers be overkill for a room this size?
It'll be a 5.1 system. The house has pre-existing wiring in the top rear corners of the room - so basically about 6-8" behind the couch and right at the ceiling, so about 8-9' high. Will the 5DB speakers work ok here? Would bookshelf speakers be ok or better? There are also already mounting screws there. Are there measurements somewhere for the mounting brackets that come with the speakers to see if I might be able to re-use those screws?
Finally, I see lots of talk about crossover between the speakers and the subwoofer. I don't quite understand all of that so would be great if someone could point to some well-written guidance there. Do you know if my current sub will be able to keep up with the 5T or 6Ts?
Thanks very much for your help!
Hello David and welcome to the forum,
The 5C still does a good job at 15 feet, for me that's really a borderline distance where you are on the line between the two speakers.
That said the 6C definitely is a considerable step up over the 5C with more clarity, bass and projection. If you do go for the 6C, when you calibrate your system the relative volumes of each speaker will be the same from your sitting position so the 6C shouldn't overwhelm the 5Ts.
In a room of your size for only 10% music I would say the 6Ts would kind of be overkill, you should be fine with the 5Ts.
I would not recommend putting the 5DBs in a corner as you will likely be shooting sound right into the corner from one set of drivers which will probably give you a muddy/unclear sound. The mounting plate that comes with the DBs is 5"H X 3.5"W, however it sounds to me like you will be better off with either the 4B or 5B as your surrounds.
We always recommend that you crossover the sub at 80. For the fronts I suggest you experiment with range of settings between 40 and 80, although there are those who say that you should always cross over your fronts at 80 when you have a sub.
Looking at the specs on that sub, you may want to upgrade it as it only has an 85 watt amp and it appears to only go down to 38 Hz. But I'd try it with our speakers and if it doesn't work out you can always get one of our subs in a subsequent order.
Hope that helps, thanks!